CANFIELD LITHIUM REVIEW // Singletracks.com
After reviewing the Tilt a while back, Singletracks editor Matt Miller was so impressed with our CBF suspension and dialed geo, he ended up making the Lithium, our long-travel 29er, part of his personal stable.
After spending some time aboard the Lithium on his backyard trails on Colorado's Front Range and surrounding areas, he shared his impressions in a review.
"As I’ve experienced with the Tilt...there is a certain magic to the [CBF] suspension platform where the bike sort of glides when you’re pedaling. This aluminum enduro bike carries its weight well," writes Miller. "While the added weight of a coil was a concern of mine at the beginning, the added traction washed my worries away. It’s entertaining how good traction is with this bike and a coil shock. Fitness must account for my climbing shortfalls on the Lithium, because the bike is happy to claw its way up just about everything."
"The long-travel Canfield Lithium bike can handle big climbs, tight turns, and bombed out drops."
But of course climbing on the Lithium wasn't the only thing that impressed.
"The handling is quick and agile and the Lithium snakes through tight and fast sections with ease," he writes. "The Lithium is stable and planted, soaking up chunder...
"The CBF lets the rear wheel get out of the way so the bike can pick up speed over chunky, square-edged rocks. I haven’t felt any strong signs of pedal kickback either. The Lithium does an admirable job at keeping the bike’s stress separated from your feet."
Read the full Canfield Lithium review at Singletracks.com.